Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Cause and Effect.

The cause: Siah. And her little teeth.

The effect: Busted Charlene and High Bloodsugar Reading.

And I'm actually surprised it's taken this long to happen.


At August 03, 2005 9:39 AM, Blogger Tekakwitha said...


First - Your last post was scary because it reminded me of my worst low to date. It also occurred in the shower after a workout and me not understanding what was going on until I was pretty low. Luckily my roommates were there and swooped in with the juice as I stepped out of the bathroom in my robe and just said "juice. juice please," and sat down on the floor. Glad you're okay.

Second - What did your cat do!? Just bite through the tubing?


At August 03, 2005 9:48 AM, Blogger Kerri. said...


The little rat bastard chewing through the tubing. But she couldn't have just nipped at it to sever it. No. She latched on to the site itself and pulled that off, too.

Maybe she's trying to kill me.

I think I'll sleep with the bedroom door closed until she gets a little older.

At August 03, 2005 11:16 AM, Blogger Sandra Miller said...

I am definitely a "cat person," but-- Dang!

Bad kitty. Very, very bad.

I think separate sleeping quarters is a very GOOD idea.

At August 03, 2005 11:25 AM, Blogger Crystal said...

Ooooh, I hope that's not too expensive to replace! My dogs use to chew a lot but fortunately they outgrew that habit as they got older. I still feel a mild flutter of anger when I recall all the nice leather bags & belts they ruined.

At August 03, 2005 11:39 AM, Blogger Shannon said...

It's funny you should post this. My mother-in-law is hooked up to oxygen and has a tube trailing her contantly. When she was first hooked up, the doctor told her to watch her cat because they like to chew the tubing (which is basically a wider and longer version of the tubing on the infusion set). For some reason, cats love plastic tubing.

Maybe you can tape the tubing to your skin so that it doesn't stick out?

One more thing to worry about, right?

At August 03, 2005 8:42 PM, Blogger Violet said...

It is NOT funny that your kitty destroyed a perfectly good infusion set and gave you a 249.

It IS funny that you photographed the whole business and put it up on the Internet.

In fact, it's very funny. You go, K.

At August 04, 2005 6:31 AM, Anonymous IamBatman said...

Cause...LOw Mommy
Effect...Flying Siah...

At August 04, 2005 6:32 PM, Blogger mytime79 said...

It would probably be worse if your cat wasn't so cute!

At August 06, 2005 4:35 AM, Anonymous Tiffany said...

Oh man. I feel your pain, boy do I ever (puppy, kitten & an older cat in my case! Some ppl...err ppl's animals...never learn!)
Once they get a taste of it, they never go back. It's off to the IAA (Insulin Addicts Anonymous) for Siah now...

She sure is a nice looking cat though! :)

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At February 07, 2011 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just happened to come across your blog-- How refreshing! I know I'm commenting on a really old post, but I just had to say how great it is to know that other cats are trying to kill their diabetic owners like my cat!!! I can't even tell you how many times my furry friend has chewed through my pump tubing while I'm taking a nap or sleeping. Oh, the joys of waking up with high blood sugar and broken tubing! Clams, our cat, now stays in the bathroom while I am sleeping. She still finds it fun to pull at my tubing when I am doing stuff around the house-- Grrrrr!!! Thanks for your funny insight into the "joys" of diabetes :D


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